Posts Tagged ‘ joy of Christmas ’

THE DAY AFTER

Dec 26th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some are allowed an extra day to share in the spirit of the season. Because Christmas this year fell on a Sunday, the day is extended beginning with a half day off on Saturday, all day on Sunday and a full day on Monday. What that has a tendency to do is to treat it much like presidential holidays that are observed now on Mondays. It lends itself to those who travel having extra time to travel or to enjoy those who do.

The day after carries no official symbolism, but is granted amnesty by those who are fortunate enough to work in arenas that allow for time off. The irony is that theologically, while some quit the day as soon as midnight on the 25th arrives, the three wise men haven’t even really made much headway toward the scene of birth, celebrated on the 25th, but not consummated until Epiphany, twelve days later.



JUST FOR CHRISTMAS SUNDAY: 12/25/11

Dec 25th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Reflect, for just a moment, what it took to get here. It took 364 days of living, breathing, and preparing for this day. We really didn’t know we were about such a task, but we were. For coming to this day, and the few that remain in this year, takes a “heap ‘o livin.” It takes meeting every day with expectation and strength to make those days count.

And now, we are finally here. Without being conscious that we were making ready for this day, we were. For our bosoms long for what this day brings and means. Our hearts need to be refueled with kindness, thoughtfulness, generous love, consideration for others, a spirit that keeps our attitude rich with compassion and sensitivity.

In order for the year past and the year to come to have any value and significance at all, we will have needed to be about the very



WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR TIME?

Dec 21st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The baking is just about done. Except for the turkey, everything else is finished. The house is spotless, awaiting the arrival of your guests, their families and selected friends. The last of the gifts have been wrapped and placed strategically beneath the tree.

Now what? Beside a last minute errand or two, a review of the guest rooms, one more swipe at the floors, what is there left to do? Here are some ideas:

GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO RELAX. You and your guests will enjoy the holiday(s) more if you aren’t exhausted from making preparations.

MAKE A CUP OF HOT TEA